Official Hanging Lake Adventure Co-op Partners PRIVATE HALF DAY
RAFTING TRIP
BLUE SKY RAFTING
GLENWOOD CANYON RAFTING
In this compelling image, a proficient guide expertly directs a fully occupied boat from the rear as participants paddle through the whitewater together. Cloaked in life jackets and helmets, the group showcases seamless teamwork, with water splashing around them, capturing the dynamic and exhilarating essence of their adventure.

Private Half Day Rafting Trip

MOST CUSTOMIZABLE RIVER TRIP

FULLY PRIVATE TRIP PRICE

$794 / BOAT

(8 person max. / boat)

(Private Transportation, Photographer & Guide)

TOTAL ADVENTURE TIME

3.5 - 4 HOURS

(Average total trip time)

ADVENTURE LEVEL

EASIER - MODERATE

(Class II-III)

MINIMUM AGE

4 YEARS & 50 LBS

(Increases during high water)

PEAK SEASON MEETING TIMES

8:15 AM | 9:30 AM | 11:30 AM | 1:30 PM | 3:15 PM

(11:00 AM or 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM – Non-peak season)

LOCATION / RIVER

GLENWOOD CANYON / COLORADO RIVER

(Roaring Fork River when mother nature dictates)

PRIVATE HALF DAY RAFTING TRIP IS AN UPGRADE TO OUR MOST POPULAR TRIP

With this adventure you have the opportunity to experience our most popular trip within the comfort of your own group. Avoid a "mixed group" rafting experience and enjoy a more personalized interaction with one of our senior guides.  For a fully private trip experience that also includes private transportation and a private photographer, be sure to reserve the "Fully Private Trip" option.

In sync with the exhilarating Half Day Rafting Adventure, the Private Half Day Rafting Trip kicks off with a thrilling 1.5-mile descent through the dynamic Class III Shoshone Rapids, guided by a seasoned professional. Transitioning from Grizzly Creek, the journey transforms into a scenic float for the remaining 10 miles. This phase unveils a picturesque section of the Colorado River, adorned with intermittent splashes and occasional Class II-III waves, escorting adventurers through the towering 1500' walls of Glenwood Canyon and concluding in Glenwood Springs. Spanning over 12 miles of river, the Private Half Day Rafting Trip guarantees a harmonious blend of whitewater excitement, breathtaking scenery, and moments of relaxation. Throughout various sections of the trip, participants have the option to swim alongside the raft, an enticing prospect on the sun-drenched summer days. This trip truly caters to every adventurer, offering a diverse range of experiences for an unforgettable outing.

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A photo of a raft going through rapids on a Half Day Rafting Adventure. The boat is full of people and they all look excited. In this compelling image, a proficient guide expertly directs a fully occupied boat from the rear as participants paddle through the whitewater together. Cloaked in life jackets and helmets, the group showcases seamless teamwork, with water splashing around them, capturing the dynamic and exhilarating essence of their adventure. This serene photo captures a boat gracefully floating on the calm Class II waters of the river. In this image, three individuals, accompanied by their guide, skillfully navigate a Mini Max through Class III waters on the Colorado River. In this delightful scene, a couple enjoys kayaking in a double Duckie, paddling through gentle Class II waters with smiles on their faces. In this captivating image, a guide expertly navigates a full boat of guests through the exhilarating Shoshone Rapids. Adorned in essential safety gear, including life jackets and helmets, the group paddles together, showcasing teamwork and skill as they conquer the rapids. This image features a family joyfully navigating the Shoshone Rapids with their raft guide.

GEARED UP FOR RAFTING

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NRS RAFTING SHIRT FOR GLENWOOD SPRINGS RAFTING

NRS RIVER SHIRTS
Available for purchase

WETSUIT FOR GLENWOOD SPRINGS RAFTING

NRS WETSUITS
Available for rent

Black Northwest River Supplies (NRS) river shoes for Glenwood Springs rafting

NRS RIVER SHOES
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Waterproof phone case for Glenwood Springs rafting

WATERPROOF CASES
Available for purchase

Much like the Half Day Adventure, this trip provides the perfect balance between enjoyable Class III rapids and scenic float in the heart of the Glenwood Canyon on the Colorado River with the added benefit of personalizing to best meet your desires.  Operated separately, the “FULLY PRIVATE TRIP” option ensures that your group will receive an personal pre-trip orientation, as well as a personal driver, guide, and photographer.  Your professional and experienced guide will make the trip fun, informative, and safe. Some limitations do exist due to USFS, BLM and CPW regulations, but Hanging Lake Adventure Co-op and Blue Sky Rafting will do everything possible to make this a personalized bucket list experience.

This trip begins at the Shoshone Rapids (an app. 2 mile Class III to III+ section on the Colorado River) then continues downriver for approximately 12 miles (average flows), ending at the Blue Sky Rafting private boat ramp in West Glenwood Springs.

Price is per boat with a maximum of 8 people per boat.

4 years old & at least 50 lbs (water level dependent)

3.5-4 hours in total

Blue Sky Rafting

Blue Sky Rafting is located at the HLA Co-op Basecamp at 152 W. 6th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

BLUE SKY RAFTING MEET OUR PARTNER LEARN MORE In this compelling image, a proficient guide expertly directs a fully occupied boat from the rear as participants paddle through the whitewater together. Cloaked in life jackets and helmets, the group showcases seamless teamwork, with water splashing around them, capturing the dynamic and exhilarating essence of their adventure.

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or $599 / Private Boat Half Day Rafting Adventure $67.99 - $73.99 Hanging Lake Hiking Permits $10.00 - $12.00 Rad Mission E-Bike Rentals $19.99 HOUR | $59.99 DAY Colorado Overlander Rental & Packages $199 - $399 DAY Glenwood Hot Springs Pool $25.00 - $39.00 Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park $50.00 - $65.00 Mild & Scenic Half Day Rafting Trip $60.99 - $70.99 E-Bike Rental & Shuttle $59.99 An image capturing the adventure of a Blue Sky-branded raft navigating the Shoshone Rapids on the Colorado River. In this image, a vibrant red Rad Mission E-bike from Hanging Lake Adventure Co-op and Glenwood Canyon Bikes. In this striking image, a Colorado Overlander truck is showcased atop a mountain with its rooftop tents open, providing a breathtaking vantage point overlooking a dramatic desert scene. This photo captures the serene charm of Glenwood Hot Springs pool as seen from the pedestrian bridge in Glenwood Springs during the evening. This photo captures the thrilling experience of a theme-park ride atop Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, perched on the mountain's edge, offering a view of the charming town of Glenwood Springs. This serene photo captures a boat gracefully floating on the calm Class II waters of the river. Captured in this image is Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon, where vibrant colors dominate the scene with brilliant shades of green. In this image, a girl flashes a bright smile as she zips along on a vibrant red Mission e-bike.

Robin – 5 Star Google Review

“We spent a lot of time deciding between rafting companies in Glenwood, and we’re so happy we ended up with Blue Sky. We’re rafting novices, and this was a great starter trip with some impressive rapids at the beginning followed by a leisurely float down the canyon…”

Half Day Rafting Adventure Guest

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Brian – 5 Star Google Review

“Rafting wasn’t even on our list of things to do, but we are so glad we saw Blue Sky Rafting reviews and decided to do it! Their staff are all so great and easy to work with and it’s very reasonably priced for such a cool and memorable experience.”

Raft & Kayak Adventure Guest

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Lisa – 5 Star Google Review

“My kids and I had an amazing experience with Blue Sky Rafting. We went white water rafting and Shelby was our guide and fellow adventurer. He was the best we could have gotten. He calmed my daughters fears with his really funny and hilarious jokes…. “scouts honor”! Hahaha”

Mild & Scenic Half Day Rafting Guest

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Kris – 5 Star Google Review

“What a great experience! The Shoshone rapids were perfect for my family. This time of the year the water level is perfect for little ones… Go earlier in the season for bigger rapids. CatJo did an amazing job guiding us safely down the river…”

Private Half Day Rafting Adventure Guest

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Molly – 5 Star Google Review

“We had the BEST time! Our guide Gabbie was so knowledgeable of the river, gave us interesting facts and fun ideas to do in town. I called ahead because I was worried about rain. They were so great and put us on an earlier trip. So accommodating! You will not be disappointed.”

Half Day Rafting Adventure Guest

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